Coach Art

you have a hobby or skill you love? Painting, photography? Yoga or yo-yo?
CoachArt is looking to pair YOU and your hobby with an awesome kid who
shares your interests.

CoachArt brings arts and athletics activities to children living with
chronic illness. We provide both One-on-One lessons and Group lessons
through our many amazing volunteers.

Check out our to apply and learn more!

If you have 8 hours to spare (1 hour a week for 8 weeks) and an interest
in art, performing arts, or sports, you can put a smile on a kid’s face
— and we guarantee you’ll be smiling, too!
Have questions? Email Shuly at [email protected]
Our program primarily takes place in the East Bay, please contact Shuly
with any questions regarding this.
You can choose from One-on-One Lessons or Group Lessons.
One-on-One Lessons: We pair you with a child who’s interested in
learning or practicing the skill or hobby you love. (Building Rube
Goldberg machines? Sure, why not!) You’ll meet at the child’s home for
1 hour a week for 8 weeks. We’ll give you supplies and equipment, and
support you with creative ideas to make sure you have a fun activity to
share with your student each week.

Group Lessons: We enroll a group of 15 kids to participate in group
lessons. Lessons are usually 1.5 hours long and meet once a week for 8
weeks. There’s a head coach to lead each session and we recruit three
volunteer coaches (i.e. YOU) to assist. We provide all the equipment. (We
give you a cool t-shirt, too!) Group lessons typically take place at a
park, community center, or studio space.

Some of our 2017 group lessons are: Basketball,
Cooking, Dance, Painting, Circus Arts, and Soccer.

The application is simple:

-You must be 18 years or older.
-Have access to transportation.
-Commit to 8 hours of volunteering in a year.
-Complete a 1 hour training program with our staff.

The information above can be found on the official website of Coach Art. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website:

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